League of Women Voters Firearms Restraining Order Program – 9/18/19

League of Women Voters® of the La Grange Area to cosponsor the event: IL FIREARMS RESTRAINING ORDER; MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER

 

Public program presented by the League of Women Voters® of the La Grange Area in partnership with the La Grange Area Moms Demand Action, Indivisible Brookfield, Indivisible Western Springs and the St. Francis Xavier Peace and Justice Committee

 

The League of Women Voters® of the La Grange Area, the La Grange Area Moms Demand Action, Indivisible Brookfield, Indivisible Western Springs and the St. Francis Xavier Peace and Justice Committee are cosponsoring a free, public program: IL FIREARMS RESTRAINING ORDER; MAKING OUR COMMUNITIES SAFER, on Wednesday, September 18th, 7:00-8:30 P.M. [Doors open at 6:30 P.M.] at Lyons Township High School, South Campus Performing Arts Center, 4900 Willow Springs Road, Western Springs.  A Question/Answer session will follow the presentations.

Presenters will be from Speak for Safety IL:  Mark Jones, retired ATF agent and Community Outreach Coordinator for Law Enforcement Training and Peter Contos, Community Outreach Coordinator for local communities.

The Firearms Restraining Order allows a family/household member or local law enforcement to petition for a court order to temporarily remove firearms from an individual exhibiting risky behavior.  The program will inform the public about the law and steps to take to file for a court order.  It will highlight how the Order has the potential to reduce gun-related suicides and domestic violence incidents.

30 members of the cosponsoring organizations have been interviewing local leaders in 11 surrounding communities: Police Departments, Mental Health Agencies, Schools, Libraries, Churches and Hospitals.  The results of the interviews will be shared with the public.

The event will be held on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at:

Lyons Township High School

South Campus Performing Arts Center

4900 Willow Springs Road

Western Springs, Illinois 60558

 

This event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information, email us at league@lagrangearealwv.org. Visit our website at www.lagrangearealwv.org.

 

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About LWV Lagrange Area

The League of Women Voters® is a political organization that neither supports nor opposes candidates or parties and encourages informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League of Women Voters® of the La Grange Area serves the people of Brookfield, Burr Ridge, Countryside, Indian Head Park, Hinsdale, Hodgkins, La Grange, La Grange Highlands, La Grange Park, Riverside, Western Springs and Westchester.